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Joy Behar makes emotional revelation about how much The View has changed
The View in the late nineties, with over a dozen hosts coming in and leaving – or getting fired – and changes in format.MORE: Whoopi Goldberg defends Rebel Wilson in powerful statementNow, as the original hosts, Joy Behar, Debbie Matenopoulos, Meredith Vieira and Star Jones, reunite, Joy is opening about just how much change she's faced as the last of the original hosts to still be a part of the show, and how it hasn't always been easy.The View was created just two years after the dot-com boom in 1995, and the host revealed just how much she believes the Internet and social media are responsible for the show changing, and for it being a harder job than ever before.WATCH: Joy makes insensitive comment about Russia's invasion of UkraineMORE: Former The View host makes surprising revelation about the show's pastSince her other three former co-hosts left the show before social media became so influential, she told them: "You guys also missed the Twitter era, you missed Facebook…" to which they quickly let out a round of "thank god's," admitting that they could not have handled it."Everything I say now is discussed," Joy said, and Debbie went on to confess: "That's probably one of the hardest things of having done that show is the public criticism."She went on to recall: "No matter what, you would walk out on the street and someone would tell you to your face what they hated about what you said that day."A post shared by The View (@theviewabc)The hosts open up about how different the show is nowThe long-lasting host then discussed the same topic with her current co-stars, and she admitted that one of the biggest changes came not only after the boom of social media, but when Donald Trump became president.MORE: The View
The View announce exciting new additions to show - details
Whoopi Goldberg's problematic comments on The View, which led to a two-week suspension for the longtime host, the popular show has announced not one but three exciting additions to the table.MORE: Whoopi Goldberg's replacement on The View revealed following suspension over Holocaust commentsEmpty chairs won't be a problem for The View, as in celebration of their 25th season, they are bringing back three of their longest running hosts to co-host throughout the month of February.Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, and Elisabeth Hasselback will be joining comedian Joy Behar, lawyer Sunny Hostin, and television host Sara Haines on the Hot Topics table.WATCH: The View star Whoopi Goldberg alleges the Holocaust wasn't about raceMORE: Sharon Osbourne breaks silence as Whoopi Goldberg is suspended from The ViewLongtime fans will be delighted to see some of the original panel members take back their old seats, even if not permanently. The original panel consisted of journalists Barbara Walters and Meredith, Star, who is a lawyer, television host Debbie Matenopoulos, and Joy, who has maintained her spot on the show. A post shared by The View (@theviewabc)The longtime co-hosts that are returning to the showElisabeth was part of the panel for a decade, until 2013, and has previously admitted to having been shocked when her contract wasn't renewed.